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Raju says not healthy enough for lie-detector test

india Updated: Apr 21, 2009 21:05 IST

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Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju, chargesheeted by CBI in the accounting scam running into thousands of crores of rupees, is not fit for undergoing any scientific test, including lie-detector test, as his health does not permit it, his counsel told a local court.

High Court lawyer Prakash Reddy appearing on behalf of Ramalinga Raju informed the designated court for CBI cases, that the health condition of his client (Raju's) is not good as he is suffering from heart ailment and he cannot be subjected to lie-detector test.

The CBI probing the scam in the IT Company has sought a lie-detector test of Ramalinga Raju.

CBI additional legal adviser B Ravindranath raised objection saying that the defence counsel's submission is "oral" and there was no mention about the health condition of the accused in his counter reply.

The CBI prosecutor further informed the court that the test would be conducted by doctors and not by police.

The additional legal adviser said the agency has filed the petition for scientific test under section 53 of CrPc, which provide the right to the investigating agency to examine the accused by medical practitioners.